News Archives 2013


Bradyville Man Arrested On Meth Charges

 A Bradyville man was arrested last week on meth charges after police questioned him in the parking lot of a church.  According to the Southern Standard,Kevin Blake Gannon age 32 of Bradyville was arrested  on charges of initiating the process to manufacture meth, promoting the manufacture of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.  Gannon ... Read more

Lionettes Win Rhea County Tournament

The Cannon County Lionettes brought back yet another Christmas tournament trophy to Woodbury this weekend when they collected the championship of the Rhea County Booster Club pre-Christmas tournament in Evensville.  After a dismal game in which they still won against first round opponent Sequatchie County Thursday night, the Lionettes got back to being dominant Friday ... Read more

Survey Ranks MTSU Mass Comm Program In Top 20 Nationally

Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Mass Communication is gaining national attention, ranking among the top 20 programs in the U.S., according to a survey by a popular news industry trade publication. TV Week’s NewsPro Magazine released results of the survey in its December issue, listing the nation’s top Mass Communication and Journalism colleges. The ... Read more

TDOT Halts Highway Construction For Holidays

Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.   No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 6:00 ... Read more

Warren County Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud

A Warren County woman is charged with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using the state’s Medicaid managed care program to go to multiple healthcare providers in order to obtain controlled substances.The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with assistance from sheriff’s officers in Warren and White counties, today announced the arrest of Iris Quinn, 52, ... Read more

Flu Season Has Arrived

It’s here: the seasonal wave of flu that affects thousands of Americans every year. Flu activity is measurably rising in Tennessee, and while doctors here are not yet seeing the higher number of cases reported in some neighboring states, the Tennessee Department of Health believes more cases will be identified here soon.“We’re just at the ... Read more

Be An Alert Chef This Holiday Season

For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. Add to that the hectic nature of shopping, event planning, and meal preparation, and the chance for ... Read more

High School Basketball Update

High School Basketball Scores:  Girls-Cannon County 53 Walker Valley 34.  Lionettes move to championship game of Rhea County Booster Club Tournament and will play Rhea County tonight at 6:00 CST Boys-Cannon County 65 Morristown East 53.  Boys will play South Greene today at 1:00 CST

Stones River Hospital Hosts Love Lights A Tree Ceremony

The Relay for Life ‘Love Lights a Tree’ Ceremony was celebrated recently on the Cannon Courthouse lawn where friends and family purchased a light in honor or memory of family members who have fought cancer. The rainy weather did not deter the faithful crowd as Bro. Herb Alsup began the ceremony with an opening prayer.  ... Read more

Michelle Russell Joins Staff At United Way

Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ staff in the role of Relationship Manager.   Most recently, Russell was the Executive Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was the General Manager for The Daily News Journal prior to that.   Russell has served on the United Way of Rutherford ... Read more